public schools

Comprehensive national data aren’t available yet, but reporting by NPR and our member stations, along with media reports from around the country, shows enrollment declines in dozens of school districts across 20 states.

Coronavirus Appears To Be Driving Student Enrollment Drops : NPR

Meanwhile, the wealthy are enrolling their kids in private schools. Yet another way in which we will feel the impact of this pandemic for generations.

net inequality

Most schools don’t even know which students are lacking internet service, and the neediest families are often the hardest to reach.

This is a massive issue, one we’re going to have to address at a national level in the very near future.